Sunday 22 January 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barb Thomas Whitehead in Sibley and Daniel Johnston.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
101 Dalmatians, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Adieu, Prinzessin.
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Which were the important events of 22 January 1961 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- Barb Thomas Whitehead in Sibley: Iowa, USA; LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open).
- Daniel Johnston: American singer-songwriter and artist.
- Quinton Dailey: American athlete, pro basketball player.
- Quintin Dailey: American basketball player (Born 1961).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Floyd Cramer - Last Date
- Ray Peterson - Corinna, Corinna
- Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
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